Union Wine Store
A wine bar and bottle-O hybrid in Melbourne’s northwest.
One of the prettiest cafes in Melbourne.
An eclectic, travel-inspired cafe in Ascot Vale.
Jimmy’s Tap & Barrel
Relaxed and unpretentious, with plenty of good beer.
Ascot Food Store
A vibing cafe that puts plenty of effort into its food.
A relaxed local boozer where you could easily spend the entire night.
Reverence Specialty Coffee and Tea
A cafe owned by two former coffee roasters.
Mister Nice Guy's BakeShop
The go-to for vegan and gluten-free treats.
Crumbs Organic Bakehouse
A quaint bakery that takes you back to a nineteen-fifties kitchen.
Best Cocktail Bars in the CBD
Sometimes, beer and wine just don't cut it. In those times, you need cocktails. Be it a well-made Negroni, or a complex, multi-layered sipper, Melbourne has a wealth of places to partake. These are our favourites, ranging from casual spots, to table service venues where the staff wear waistcoats. But without fail, they all know their spirits.
Here, nearly every item on the menu can be made vegan.
The all-day eatery Pascoe Vale needed.
Augustus Gloop Gelatery
Open 365 days of the year, with 32 flavours, including a number of buffalo-milk gelati.
Le Jolie Café
A cafe with a traditional French spin.
The owner knows her stuff – she grew up in a gelato store.
Jack & Daisy
Simple eats and a family-friendly vibe.
From Bars to Bedrooms: Geometric, Clever Furniture by Techne Architects
The design studio has fitted out some of the city’s favourite venues in the last few years. Now, you can have its work in your home.
Beautiful, boutique winery making wine by hand.
A tiny cocktail hideout where there's no menu - just a card to specify your preferences; the bartenders do the rest.
This big, bright pub has had many lives. Right now it's all about good beer.
The Shady Lady
Like drinking at your cool grandma’s house.
A big, relaxed pub by the team behind The Marquis of Lorne.
A wine bar that's all about supporting women in the industry.
Whether it’s spaghetti, smoked-eel parfait or jelly slices, the Grossi family’s new venture will guarantee you’ll be eating (and drinking) in style, post midnight.
There’s champagne and fancy hot dogs at the Waterside, but mostly it’s still just a local pub.
The sky is everywhere at this two-storey outdoor bar.
A wine bar without a bar.
The Retreat Hotel
One of the few pubs in Melbourne with a true heritage fit-out.
The Reverence Hotel
A destination for live music fans, vegans and tequila drinkers.